Later the town became the residence of the king and his family, who were defeated by the great nature of this region. In the 6 - 7 centuries the town experienced a rapid growth, which was especially vivid during the Teodolinda queendom. By her order a beautiful cathedral was built in Monza. The cathedral became the repository of priceless treasures, the most famous and valuable item of which was Corona Ferrea. This was the crown which was traditionally used in the coronation ceremony of Italian emperors and kings, so the town, in which the crown was stored, was widely respected and considered a privileged one. However, up to 951 Monza was listed only as a castle in documents, and this place got the status of the town only during the reign of Otto III. Later the town repeatedly changed its status: it was in possession of the Belgian feudal lords, in the middle of the 16th century Monza was conquered by the Spaniards, and then the town was officially added to the territory of Italy.
Nowadays you can get acquainted with the history of Monza by visiting its numerous museums. You can take a tour to the cathedral mentioned above. Today it is called Duomo di Monza, and now the museum of treasures is opened in its walls. Another important architectural structure is the Royal Villa, which is located near the old chapel. Among the cultural institutions of Monza we should mention IL Teatro Theater and a unique library for blind people, which is famous for a large collection of books. You can also walk through the royal gardens and see beautiful old churches.
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